Posts from September 2018

On Wednesday 5th September, Paula Ruane was one of the first speakers in a two month line-up at the Epson EcoTank Pop-Up in Covent Garden. 
 
In an hour, Paula delivered a talk 'Fitting it all in & making everyone happy" : Guide to a healthy work-life balance'. She covered some practical techniques and tools and modelled a real life experiment of what stress does to our body and how Paula's techniques combat it.  
 
During Paula's talk it was apparent that everyone who attended regularly have to cope with the effects of stress and do not neccessarily have the know-how to appropriately do so.  
 
The Epson EcoTank conducted a survey of Britain's freelancers and found that this style of working can also be a cause for stress despite its perks. 
There are over two million freelancers in the UK. While there are many benefits of working in this way, Epson's research has found that one in four of these workers experiences depression as a result of isolated working conditions. 
 
They found that 48% of freelancers find their work lifestyle lonely; a quarter of respondents have experienced frequent periods of depression, and 21% claim that the loneliness of remote working has caused them to have suicidal thoughts. The impact of isolation and loneliness on mental health is widely recognised and this is a problem Paula has often seen too. 
 
The EcoTank Pop-Up doubles up as co-working space for freelancers to use for free- there are power points to plug in, free refreshments and coffee. It's a great place for freelancers to come and escape the isolation of a home-office. 
Having spoke about the cons, we all know that there are highs to self-employment. When asked why they had chosen to freelance or work remotely, respondents said that a better work/life balance (53%) and greater flexibility (62%) were among their reasons; some said they wanted to avoid working in an office, which they found stressful (47%). 
 
We all know that trying to fit in family life with demanding hours of working for a company can feel impossible, if this is something that you are struggling or experiencing stress at work for any other reason, Paula's techniques and tools will help. Get in touch to book your discovery session to find your personal stress triggers and map a plan to get you to brilliant and resilient. 
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Pioneering stress and resilience expert, Paula Ruane will be one of the first speakers to take to the stage as Epson UK kicks off its Epson EcoTank Pop-Up; a two-month-long retail destination in Covent Garden, London. Throughout September and October, the Epson EcoTank Pop-Up will host free-engaging, relevant talks, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking and inspiring panel sessions from some of the country's most popular parenting, lifestyle, work and student bloggers and experts. The space will also include a free to use co-working area, giving freelancers and remote workers access to free Wi-Fi, drinks and of course printing. 
As one of the UK's leading stress specialists, Paula Ruane has helped clients from all walks of life prevent, manage and combat the debilitating effects of stress for over 15 years. Her unique and proven stress prevention and resilience training programmes and techniques are combined with science-based technology including the globally recognised HeartMath programme, which has helped teams at NASA, St. Barts Hospital, Ford and IBM, among others. 
 
Paula's 45-minute interactive workshop at the Epson EcoTank Pop-Up, entitled 'Trying to fit it all in and keep everyone happy?', will focus on the stress and overload that is experienced by more than half a million workers in the UK. The effects are endemic according the Health and Safety Executive, 12.5 million working days were lost to work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2016/17. 
 
"Most of us are trying to fit way too much into our lives, and trying to be all things to all people," explains Paula. "Add to that the multiple distractions we have from mobile technology that means most of us have emails, messages and calls coming through 24 hours a day, and it's no surprise we are overloaded. 
 
"I'm delighted to have been invited by Epson UK to speak at the EcoTank Pop-Up. There is great synergy in the work Epson is doing to make life easier for businesses, students and families through innovative technology. I will be demonstrating the fascinating real-time physical effects of stress and how it can impact our mental, physical, emotional and intellectual resilience. We'll look at what that means; many people will identify with feeling ill as soon as they take holiday or making bad decisions due to overload. 
 
"In less than an hour, visitors to the Epson EcoTank Pop-Up will learn profound, deceptively simple but immediately effective ways to manage stress and overload and feel instant benefits. I will also be sharing a wonderful time management tool to take away." 
 
Paula Ruane will be speaking at the Epson EcoTank Pop-Up on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at 21 Long Acre, Covent Garden from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. To book your free place on the workshop visit eventbrite. 
 
About Paula Ruane 
 
UK stress and resilience expert Paula Ruane has made it her life's mission to help people through her unique approach to stress management and resilience training, combining pioneering techniques including HeartMath, which is used by teams from NASA to the NHS. 
 
As one of a select group of accredited HeartMath practitioners, Paula's pioneering approach is at the cutting edge of stress management. Aside from the small scientific and medical communities that have already been introduced to it, not much is known about the many fantastic benefits of HeartMath - but it's slowly finding its way into the public consciousness. 
 
Using this innovative, science-based technology, Paula utilises the data provided by HeartMath and then uses it to create a customised stress management plan for each of her clients. By producing quantifiable feedback, she is able to monitor the individual's progress and set achievable targets that can alleviate the symptoms of stress and increase overall resilience. 
 
About Epson Eco Tank Pop-Up 
 
The Epson EcoTank Pop-Up is a two-month-long retail destination in Covent Garden, London delivering engaging, relevant talks and thought-provoking and inspiring panel sessions at free events during September and October 2018. 
 
The EcoTank is a revolutionary innovation in printing. The ultra-high-capacity ink tank system holds three years' worth of ink - the equivalent of 94 cartridges worth of ink is included, enabling users to 'fill and forget'. The Epson EcoTank minimises waste, is environmentally friendly and removes the hassle of replacing cartridges or worrying that ink will run out when you need it most. 
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